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She Stunned at Wimbledon, Now Wins Her US Open Debut

Coco Gauff is 15
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 27, 2019 6:54 PM CDT
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Coco Gauff, of the United States, reacts after defeating Anastasia Potapova, of Russia, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

(Newser) – Coco Gauff has come back from a set and a break down to win her US Open debut at age 15 by beating Anastasia Potapova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Gauff got a wild-card entry from the US Tennis Association after making a surprising run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month in the first Grand Slam tournament of her career. The American fell behind 3-0 at the start against Potapova, an 18-year-old from Russia, then was broken to begin the second set and third before turning things around at Louis Armstrong Stadium, the AP reports. The players' combined age of 33 made it the youngest matchup of the first round at Flushing Meadows. (Read more Coco Gauff stories.)

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